South Yorkshire Police seize nearly 4,000 cars in one year for no insurance

Nearly 4,000 uninsured cars were seized by South Yorkshire Police last year.

Thursday, 18th February 2021, 1:49 pm
Just under 4,000 cars were seized by South Yorkshire Police last year for being used without insurance

During 2020 3,923 vehicles were seized across South Yorkshire.

A further 325 were seized last month.

The figures have been released as a warning to motorists breaking the law.

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Sergeant Bruce Yacomeni said: “We often find those who are willing to drive without insurance are more likely to take further risks on our roads and drive without the correct documents, an unroadworthy car or dangerously and at speed.

“These drivers have no regard for their own or other road users safety.

"rivers who we engage in pursuits with are often committing more than having no insurance; we want to remove these drivers off the road.

“The other type of drivers are the ones who believe they are insured but their policy is invalid, or they have not declared their points and convictions; these drivers will face the same legal penalties as anyone else.”